Grateful Dead Live at Avalon Ballroom on 1969-04-06
--this is from a reel recorded in '69. There are a few minor discontinuities/blemishes in the recording
--there may be missing songs before Schoolgirl
--several minutes are probably missing from the beginning of Schoolgirl.
--there is a splice in Schoolgirl @ 1:26
--the first couple notes of Cryptical(1) are clipped
--the band is forced to finish Viola Lee acapella after the plug is pulled on their instruments, presumably, for playing past Avalon curfew
--Sound Forge was used for a slight pitch correction and a few minor edits
Subject: Viola what?
Subject: King Bee
Subject: They could not be stopped
Subject: Good Show!
Bobby's vocals seem right on cue with Pig on "Lovelight" - does an equally fine job on "Cold Rain and Snow" and "Other One."
The only thing I agree with him on is that it's a five star show.
Being from SF back in those days, I have fond memories of the Avalon and Fillmore!
May have been the round up days at Sutter and Van Ness because of the incident at the end of "Viola Lee" but it also had to do with the neighborhood not liking a bunch of hippies always hanging around. Family Dog moved to the Great Highway I believe at the end of '69 or something like that.
Also agree with the review about "Death Don't Have No Mercy" - Right On!
Pig is great as well!
Subject: Good Show
Subject: Vera DeMilo on Vocals...
Subject: looks like a typical 67-68 show
excellent 3 night run.
Subject: It's not the tune that counts but IT
The recording is certainly a little rough...but as they say This IS a diamond in such. 4.5 stars (Bobby vocals) for performance, 3 for quality.
Subject: Death Don't
Subject: viola lee blues
Subject: Nice keyboards
Subject: Over-the-top psychedelia
Subject: Please check source of list
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